In true pregnant (read: "unhinged") fashion, I decided to DIY this baby room myself, down to the bare-bones details. Which means Husband and I have spent a good part of the last two months nailing, caulking, sanding, painting, upholstering, sewing, spray painting, decoupaging, and glue gunning ourselves into complete DIY exhaustion. The result? A darling French-style gray and orange nursery that reminds me of Paris in the Fall. I have some tutorials and fun ideas related to this nursery on my blog at www.sisteroo.com.
Nursery Furniture & Decor
All details, links and purchase information are available on my blog at http://www.sisteroo.com/2012/06/gray-and-orange-french-nursery.html.
For a few purchase details:
Large dresser and nightstand: 1960s antique pieces, painted in Swan Wing W-F-400 and Porpoise 790E-3 with Venetian hardware by Knobware
Bookcase: 1940s antique piece, painted in Swan Wing W-F-400 and Sparrow 780F-4
Upholstered chair: Custom-designed from The Find, Newport Beach
Crib: Baby Cache Heritage Lifetime Crib
Crib bedding: Custom sheets in Gotcha Storm Twill fabric by Premier Print
Table and floor lamp: French Candlestick Floor Lamp and Table Lamp, painted and finished in satin white
Lampshades: Basic white shades decoupaged in Waverly fabric print
Curtains: Hand sewn in Vapor Shimmer Satin
Valance: 1950s antique French headboard, painted in Swan Wing W-F-400, Porpoise 790E-3 and Sparrow 780F-4, and hand upholstered in Vapor Shimmer Satin
Tips and Tricks
- Don't be afraid to try new projects! I learned how to upholster, decoupage and sew curtains since I couldn't find just the right items for the room. It was also far cheaper to do the projects myself rather than buy everything pre-made.